Most people in different societies are accustomed to bathing with warm water, where we find them postponing showers if there is no hot water for this purpose. Most people prepare the house with solar or electric heaters to heat the water daily, and that result in paying more monthly costs for a warm bath. They firmly believe that the hot water bath is mostly beneficial for the health of the body and the freshness of the skin, and unfortunately this belief is somehow wrong, as bathing in hot water has more harmful effects than its benefits.
Bathing with warm water increases internal infections such as joints, weakens the performance of the immune system, increases blood acidity, and causes body fatigue. So it is necessary to replace this common habit with cold water, given its benefits to the health of the body and the appearance of the skin. Here are the most important benefits of cold water bathing that many people are unaware of.
Benefits of bathing in cold water
The rate of recovery and the level of activity of the individual increases after cold water showering, especially among athletes after arduous training. As it reduces the percentage of inflammation and muscle tears resulting from it, and restores and strengthens the muscles.
It helps to improve the appearance of the skin and increase its freshness and youth. Also, it protects the appearance of wrinkles, lines and sagging with age, and helps to tighten and soften the skin and reduce the wide skin pores. Thus it reduces the skin's fat, the appearance of pimples and pimples on its surface, and preventing its dryness that usually results from the use of Hot water
It stimulates blood circulation and relieves the body from the feeling of fatigue, laziness and chronic fatigue. It is advised to take a cold shower in the morning to improve the blood flow to all organs, improve the body's performance, adjust the general mood, feeling happy and optimistic, and reduce the feeling of pain because it stimulates the secretion of endorphins. Moreover, It improves the look and feel of hair, giving it a healthy shiny attractive shape and free from excess fat, as cold water tightens the pores of the scalp and prevents the accumulation of dust on it.
It improves the performance of the immune system and contributes to reducing the rates of infection with various diseases, such as cancerous tumors, colds, influenza and colds, because cold water increases the number of white blood cells that constitute the protective shield of the body from infection with any disease. It helps burn excess body fat and raises metabolic rates, thus losing a number of extra kilograms continuously.
Thus, cold water keeps the body fit and prevents excess obesity, as cold water reduces body temperature and feels cold, which causes it to burn more Of fat in order to generate the thermal energy of the body and raise its temperature in a few minutes.
It activates the pancreas and increases the secretion of the hormone insulin in the blood, which helps to reduce the level of sugar. The nervous system stimulation increases and improves reflexes, and it has a clear effect on strengthening the heart muscle and improving its performance.